Friday, August 18, 2017

Personalized Gift

Happy Weekend!!!  Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is "Personalized Gifts".  I had so many great ideas running through my head, but work was really stressful this week and I was only able to make one thing.  But, I feel it is a personalized gift for a couple reasons.  I'm meeting a friend soon to celebrate her birthday.  I picked out a beautiful pair of earrings that will look great on her.  I decided to "personalize" the gift wrapping!

This is what I created.
I used a little tin I bought at the craft store to "wrap" her gift in.  This paper from the Naturally Eclectic DSP set just has her name written all over it!  I love that it also uses 3 of the new In Colors. 

This was a great wrap because this took me about 10 minutes to do; not much more than wrapping with gift wrap!

I can't wait to see what the others created.  Please check here to see their personalized gift ideas.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Time to Embellish!

I love embellishments!  So, I was very happy that this week's theme for the Sisters In Stamping is to use an embellishment from the SU catalog (from either page 196 or 197).  I recently bought the new In Color felt bows and thought this was the perfect chance to use them.


I wanted to keep the card simple.  I like this sentiment from the Layering Love stamp set.  So, I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock first.  I'm not a fan of a lot of white space, so I decided to  use some of the new In Color ribbon and adhered some strips.  Next, I adhered the stamped/ribboned sheet to a card base in the new Tranquil Tide.  To finish it up, I placed the little bows on and the card is finished.   I think I should have stuck to the Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, and Powder Pink colors only.  But, I can go back and replace the two bows later.

Hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for looking.  Please check out more embellishment ideas here.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Birthday Gift Box

Happy Weekend!  I thought it would never get here this week!  I was able to join the Sisters In Stamping again this week with a fun theme - boxes!  I found this great and easy box on the Gathering Beauty blog.  I love it because it uses a full 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.  You can find directions on her site here.

This is the finished box I created.  I started with SU!'s new In Color cardstock stack called Fresh Florals - I used the Lemon Lime Twist colored paper and ribbon.  It's so summery and pretty! 
 I stamped the Happy Birthday image from the Label Me Pretty stamp set and punched it out with matching Pretty Label punch.  I then punched out two pieces from the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and adhered them to the back of the stamped image.
Oh,  I colored in the image using my In Color markers before I punched it out!  I only put a little piece of sticky red tape behind the top of the stamped/punched piece to secure to the lip of the box top.  This way, you can open the lid without destroying the box and it can be reused if you want.

The finished box is a very nice size:  6" long, 3" tall, and 2 1/2" deep.  I did make it more sturdy by adhering pieces of cut cardboard on the inside.   You could put a lot of very nice things inside :)

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day and weekend!  Check out the other boxes the SIS ladies made here.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Pretty Kitty

Well, I finally had a chance to sit down and play with my new SU! items - yay!

Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is "animals".  I was going to make a card and had an idea all lined, up, but when I started to pull things, I saw some honey jars and got a totally different idea.

I decided to make/decorate a kitty treat jar!  I used my Pretty Kitty set and stamped the image.  I then used my heart thinlits to die cut her out.  I also die cut a slightly larger heart using the new Berry Burst cardstock.  I then colored my kitty using some Smoky Slate ink and a paint brush.  I mixed a little water with the ink and painted her in.  I then used the Berry Burst and Powder Pink markers to color in her bow, ears, and nose.  I used the new In Color DSP in Berry to cover the jar and lid.  I also tied the hearts to the jar with the Berry ribbon.  I thought there was just a little too much white space around the kitty, so I used the new Glitter Enamel Dots to fill it in.

I think I'll put in some treats and give to one of my cat friends!



Here is the finished treat jar.  It was really fast and easy!  So, save those jars and here's a quick gift idea for a friend!

Check out the other Sisters In Stamping animal creations here.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Color Challenge!

I love a color challenge!  This week's Sisters In Stamping theme is a color challenge:  Pool Party, Early Espresso, and Whisper White.  This is a GREAT color combo - very sophisticated and classy, I think!

I love this amazing satin ribbon, so knew I wanted to use it.  I also have been wanting to use my new Mediterranean stamp set.  This set reminds me of my trip to Greece and Italy - wish I were there now!  Anyway, I decided to try several techniques on some watercolor paper.  The best ended up being using a blending pen and pulling ink from the stamp pad.  I'm horrible with a water painter, so...I'll keep trying!

Here is the card I made.  It isn't well colored, but it'll have to do for now ;) 



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, April 7, 2017

It's Bunny Season - My Favorite Time of Year :)

Today, the Sisters In Stamping are featuring Easter projects.  I love this time of year because there are cute bunny things in abundance!  This is because I have had pet rabbits for 25 years, I love seeing all things bunny :)

I decided to make a little treat box for my project.  I used the Baker's Box Thinlit, and cut it out Emerald Envy DSP from the In Color Designer Series Pack.  I used the new Basket Bunch stamp set to stamp the basket bottom, bunny, and sentiment.  I then die cut the basket, bunny, and bow using the accompanying die set Basket Builder Framelits.  I used the Banners Framelits to die cut the sentiment.  I "tied" it all together using the Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine.  I filled the little box with Easter M&Ms.  Not only are they pretty colors with speckles, they are larger too!  Did I say how much I love this time of year????

Here's my project:





Please check out the other projects here!

Thanks for looking and have an awesome day and weekend!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hello, Cupcake!

Today, we are all about cupcakes :)  The Sisters In Stamping are celebrating cupcakes with projects featuring them.

Here is the card I made:





I decided to use my cupcake punch and highlight my cupcake by popping it up with dimensionals within die cut circles on my cardstock.  I love this color combination - Melon Mambo, White, and Black.  I also stamped the sentiments and punched them out with my banner punch.  I "tied" it all together with this cute Melon Mambo ribbon :)  Cute and simple!

Hope you have a weekend full of cupcake goodness!

Thanks for looking!